Macs are big news, but stop right there if you’re thinking about your sensible taupe or navy wardrobe staple. We’re talking sheeny-shiny metallics and transparent designs. One fashion maven keeps it glossy with a fabulous electric-blue coat worn over sheer pants that rock a witty pin-stripe sparkle. Another is caught on camera in a see-through coat worn over a classic mac to give it a contemporary twist. The big detail here is black piping, which adds definition. Check that clutch, too: bejeweled belt buckles and brooch embellishments are another top story, and her diamante buckle looks fab set against a shocking pink python stripe. Across the street, a giant faux pearl brooch is the unmissable exclamation point on some cute black kitten heels. Yet another street style star checks her phone before taking a her seat at the show, giving us just enough time to snap those accessories: we adore the gold hardware on the bag, but be sure to note the skirt and matching belt buckle boasting a rainbow of sparkle. And if you can splash the cash, a crystal-blitzed Chanel chain bag will always add a Ritzy touch to a dull day.
Boots are another way to boost your winter style performance. There was no way Sandra Semburg was going to miss a shot of this shimmering pair. Square-toed and block-heeled, the silhouette is straight out of the 60s; the dazzle, however, is pure 21st-century brilliance. There isn’t an outfit on earth that wouldn’t get a lift from these boots. Our mystery woman’s equally mysterious companion turns down the volume a little, but only so that she may revel in the sheer luxury of sable-colored suede. Gorgeous. Meanwhile, turning heads with her own take on gothic drama, another fashionista teeters on a stiletto-heeled pair that are all buckles and pointed toes. It’s a tough look to carry off, but she had the fashion nous to soften the severity with something layered and floaty.
Photography: Sandra Semburg